Band of Heathens – Momo’s Club, TX

Celebrating their 5th birthday, Austin’s own Band of Heathens pulled out all the stops for their post-Thanksgiving bash at Momo’s with special guests, a packed house and lots of energy.

Kicking off the evening was James Hyland and the Joint Chiefs before the Band of Heathens started with “L.A. County Blues” off their 2009 release, One Foot in the Ether and “Golden Calf.”

Hosting a “full-fledged family reunion” with Eldridge Goins, Brian Keane, Drew Smith, the “fifth Beatle” Steve Wedemeyer, plus a horns section, the Heathens rocked through two hours of music spanning their five years together which had began on the Momo’s stage as “The Good Time Supper Club.” As the story goes they were accidentally dubbed The Heathens by a local paper and the rest is history.

Highlights of the set included a jam session on Gillian Welch’s “Look at Miss Ohio” (see video), the funky organ solo on “Somebody Tell the Truth” and the shiver-inducing finale, “Ain’t No More Cane.”

The Heathens offer free downloads of awesome covers (Gram Parsons’ “Sin City” and Kevin Welch’s “Millionaire”) on their website: BandofHeathens.com in exchange for your email to keep you up-to-date about the band.

Set List

L.A. County Blues
Golden Calf
Heart On My Sleeve
Say
Look At Miss Ohio
Somebody Tell The Truth
Nine Steps Down
Second Line
Hey Rider
Jackson Station
Judas ‘Scariot Blues
Shine A Light
Talking Outloud
Right Here With Me
You’re Gonna Miss Me
Ain’t No More Cane

The Band of Heathens is offering a soundboard “bootleg” of this show over on their site.

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Photos by Nichole Wagner

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